Category: News

18 Feb

Consulting and Technology Analysis Training for SAARA Partners

Research Products Development Company (RPDC) and its strategic Consulting partner, Avascent, organized a three-week consulting and technology analysis training in Washington, DC for a team from the Saudi Arabia Advanced Research Alliance (SAARA). The event reflects the commitment of RPDC to build capacity in Saudi Arabia for consulting and analysis services and to transfer knowledge [...]
11 Feb

RPDC signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Celltex Therapeutics Corporation

Research Products Development Company (RPDC) and Houston-based biotechnology company Celltex Therapeutics Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a Stem Cell Therapy Bio-manufacturing Center in Saudi Arabia. This agreement supports Saudi Vision 2030 to accelerate the creation of technology-driven industries and high-tech jobs, and will provide cutting-edge training and qualification in life sciences for [...]
07 Feb

Partnership agreement with KAUST to support technology commercialization and startups in Saudi Arabia

KAUST recently signed a partnership agreement with Research Products Development Company (RPDC) to support technology commercialization and early stage startups in Saudi Arabia. RPDC and the KAUST Innovation Fund, which makes equity investments in high-tech startups, agreed to co-invest in startup companies and establish a joint mentorship and startup exchange program. "This agreement is an important milestone in [...]
23 Jan

Visiting King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC) – King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

RPDC’s Managing Director for Healthcare & Life sciences Division, Mazen Hassanain MD, PhD held several meetings at King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC) in King Abdulaziz University to discuss the future collaborative work to support the localization of the Biotech industry in the Kingdom. This included site visits to the Specialized Medical Laboratories (Ro’ya), Center […]

16 Dec

The groundbreaking of the first R&D vaccine center in the Middle East takes place in Saudi Arabia

THUWAL, SAUDI ARABIA, December 15th, 2018: The groundbreaking of the Saudi Vaccine and Biomanufacturing Center (SVBC), the first of its kind in the Middle East, was celebrated at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on Saturday. The groundbreaking ceremony was under the patronage of HE Eng. Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry [...]
29 Oct

RPDC Advancement in Biomanufacturing at Merck Forum

In alignment with Saudi Vision 2030, RPDC participated in Merck: the Vaccine Manufacturing forum to empower and accelerate local vaccine development and manufacturing in Africa and Middle East. Dr Mazen Hassanain, the managing director of Saudi Vaccine & Biomanufacturing center (SVBC) highlighted Saudi Arabia advancement in bio-manufacturing and the effort to localize this industry in […]

07 May

RPDC and Teledyne Marine Sign Agreement for Technology Collaboration

Research Products Development Company (RPDC) and Teledyne Marine announce an agreement to collaborate on global commercialization of new technologies developed within Saudi Arabia. In sponsoring this project with Teledyne Marine, RPDC partnered with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Saudi Aramco to bring to market advanced technology solutions developed in-house by Saudi [...]
06 Apr

RPDC & Avascent Sign MoU at the Saudi-US CEO Forum

On March 27, Research Products Development Company (RPDC) and Avascent signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Saudi-US CEO Forum held in New York in support of current activities of technology commercialization and localization of initiatives. Avascaent will support RPDC to: Manage the Kingdom’s Intellectual Property within key research and development centers of gravity within the Kingdom; Assess [...]
04 Apr

Signing of SaudiVax R&D Vaccine Center Agreement

Research Products Development Company (RPDC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and SaudiVax sign a collaborative agreement to establish and operate the first research and industrial center in Saudi Arabia to develop vaccines and biopharmaceutical products. The SaudiVax R&D Center, which will be owned by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST), [...]
18 Dec

Noura Shehab Recognized by KAUST for her Contribution in Developing Science into Industrial Applications

RPDC employee Dr. Noura Shehab, Chief Technologist is recognized by KAUST for her contribution in translating and developing KAUST science to industrial applications, and explained that how RPDC is looking for potential candidates to contribute in the journey of developing science from labs to industrial markets. She advised KAUST graduates to better understand business industry and [...]